The work of accomplished artist and Pratt alumnus Terry Winters will be the subject of a Pratt Manhattan Gallery exhibition this fall that will focus on drawings and lithographs produced by the artist in 2004. The exhibition will include 90 intimate and diverse charcoal and pencil drawings that give insight to Winters’ intuitive and expressive style as well as lithographs, produced at the renowned Universal Limited Art Editions in West Islip, Long Island, that push the formal and technical boundaries of lithography and demonstrate the artist’s dedication to printmaking.
Terry Winters uses varying media influenced by his study in fine art, architecture, and industrial design at Pratt Institute where he received his BFA in 1971. “While I was at Pratt, I was able to take classes in architecture, design, and the humanities,” said Winters. “Pratt’s range of coursework, coupled with a strong foundation year, allowed me to cultivate interests and skills that continue to fuel my practice today.”
Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte said that Winters is one of the finest examples of the many talented Pratt graduates working today. “It’s an honor to show the work of such a successful artist and alumnus in our Manhattan gallery,” said Schutte.
Winters has been showing his work since 1977 and has had major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as at galleries and museums around the world.
The exhibition also will feature the artist’s proofs from a collaborative book project with acclaimed novelist Ben Marcus titled Turbulence Skins, which is a series of lithographs by Winters with the writer’s text inserted. Marcus is the author of Notable American Women and The Age of Wire and String and teaches in the Writing Division at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. A limited edition of Turbulence Skins will be published by Columbia University Press in November.
Pratt Manhattan Gallery also will publish a special catalogue designed by Winters in collaboration with 2x4, New York, with text by Francine Prose, author of 11 highly acclaimed works of fiction, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel.
Pratt Manhattan Gallery is a public art gallery affiliated with Pratt Institute. The goals of the gallery are to present significant innovative and intellectually challenging work in the fields of art, architecture, fashion, and design from around the world and to provide a range of educational initiatives to help viewers relate contemporary art to their lives in a meaningful way.
Pratt Institute has been at the intersection of art, information, and society since 1887. Pratt programs are designed for students who intend to use their creativity and their passion to speak to the issues, to communicate the messages of others, and to build the tools and structures that will represent their time. Located on 25 acres in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn and a newly renovated building on West 14th Street in Manhattan, Pratt enrolls 4,416 students from 47 states and 70 foreign countries in its schools of architecture; art and design; information and library science; and liberal arts and sciences.
Lithographic trial proof printed in six colors on Rives BFK paper
22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm)